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Kerri Pottharst of Australia in action with partner Natalie Cook on their way to winning the final over Summer Lochowicz and Kylie Gerlic of Canada during the Peters Ice Cream Beach Volleyball Tour at Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia on December 22, 2002.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Beach volleyball great Kerri Pottharst has won a long-running battle to have the sport returned to Sydney's Manly beach.

John Coates of the AOC shakes hands with the victorious Australian Men's Four crew during the Rowing World Cup at the Sydney International Rowing Centre on March 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

AOC President John Coates has retired from his position as the Oceania Representative on the Council of the World’s Governing body (FISA) after 22 years of service

The Women's team qualifies 8th into the 2014 World Championship team final in Nanning, China.

GYMNASTICS: The Australian Women’s Gymnastics team- minus former World Champion Lauren Mitchell due to injury- finished 7th in the team event at the 2014 World Championships in Nanning, China.

Ed Jenkins of Australia takes line-out during the 2014 Gold Coast Sevens quarter-final match between Australia and South Africa at at Cbus Super Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.

RUGBY: Australian Men's Rugby Sevens Head Coach Geraint John was left to lament indifferent decision-making at crucial times as their Gold Coast Sevens campaign ended on a low note on Sunday.

Sally Pearson of Australia gives the thumbs up after the Women's 100 metres hurdles heats at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

ATHLETITCS: Sally Pearson has a simple wish for 2015: fewer hurdles. Pearson overcame a hamstring injury and public criticism from Australia's head athletics coach Eric Hollingsworth to defend her Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles title in Glasgow.

The 16 captains gather at SkyPoint, Gold Coast, ahead of Round One of the 2014/15 HSBC Sevens World Series on the Gold Coast. Australian Sevens captain Ed Jenkins holds the trophy with a stunning Gold Coast backdrop on Wednesday afternoon.

RUGBY SEVENS: The time for talking is nearly over. Olympic qualification is up for grabs.

Combination of triathlete Michellie Jones celebrating her silver medal at the Sydney 2000 Olympics with the spectators, and Jodie Henry all smiles after winning the 100m freestyle at the Athens 2004 Olympics. Henry won another two relay gold at these Games.

AWARDS: Olympic stars Jodie Henry OAM and Michellie Jones complete the list of eight inductees for 2014 into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame - one of the highest of this sporting nation’s individual honours.

Kevan Gosper, President of Oceania National Olympic Committee speaks during an official Maori welcome to the Oceania National Olympic Committee General Assemly for Jacques Rogge, President of the IOC at the Millennium Hotel on March 31, 2009 in Queenstown, New Zealand.

COACHING: Kevan Gosper learned the value of quality coaching during a 57-year involvement with the Olympic movement.

Natalie Cook and Kerri Pottharst of Australia celebrate gold in the Beach Volleyball Final against Brazil at Bondi Beach on Day 10 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Natalie Cook OAM and Kerri Pottharst OAM captivated the nation with Olympic gold in 2000 and now share another special moment as inductees into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

Edwin Dawkins of New Zealand and Peter Lewis of Australia race in the Men’s Sprint Bronze Final at Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 25, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

CYCLING: The Adelaide Super-drome will play host to Australia and New Zealand’s best track cyclists at the 2015 Oceania Track Championships from October 8 – 11.